Does Workers’ Compensation Protect Employees From Being Fired After An Injury?

Workers’ compensation insurance is a state-mandated program that makes sure that employees receive compensation for any injuries they sustain at work. The system also protects employers from employees who later try to seek additional compensation in court.   How workers’ compensation insurance works If you are injured at work you should be able to receive … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019

Receiving Compensation For A Slip And Fall Injury

A slip and can happen anywhere, but a slip and fall at work can impede your ability to do your job. Even if your employer was not negligent, you can still recover compensation for your injuries. Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means that any workplace injury is compensable, as long as you were … Read more

Updated: October 13, 2022

When Are Mental Injuries Compensable?

Mental illness can often be compensable when there is an accompanying physical injury. Mental illness caused by conditions at work or a workplace incident can sometimes be compensable under workers’ compensation, but oftentimes are not. It depends on your jurisdiction and the laws in your state. Most states do not allow employees to file for … Read more

Updated: February 9, 2018

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

  Workers’ compensation benefits can be confusing. Laws vary from state to state, so in addition to learning company policy, you should also learn about your rights and the workers’ comp system in your state. Workers’ compensation benefits should cover your medical bills relating to diagnosis of your injury and the prescribed treatment. It will … Read more

Updated: November 30, 2019

Paid Sick Leave Might Mean Less Workers Comp Injuries

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Employers and their insurance companies can be reticent to pay workers’ compensation claims. A study published online in the American Journal of Public Health, called Paid Sick Leave and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries, conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suggests that offering paid sick leave to employees might be beneficial to employers as … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019

Complications With Workers’ Compensation Claims

One of the reasons that many states are taking action to reform workers’ compensation systems is that they are not always the most efficient. They can become unbalanced and not benefit those who they are meant to benefit in the way they originally intended to. Workers’ comp is supposed to provide quick financial aid to … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019